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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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History & News
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OBITS: Frank E. Gores, Frank Yanz, Dan T. Chamberlain, Michael J. Daly
NEWS-VISITS: Lillian Green, Mrs. D. McEwen, Mrs. M. Ringrose
BUSINESSES: John Lowell
PEOPLE: James Brown, Snana or Maggie Brass, Frank Brown, William Boyd, Pearl Boyd
OBITS: Henry Albert Norton
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1893-New Athletic Club, 1892-Drawbridge Closed for the Season, 1893-High Priced Real Estate, 1878-Hastings, 1895-Ball Game, 1894-A Bridge for Hastings
MILITARY: News - 1863-War Meeting, 1863-Military Election
COUNTY FAIR: 1871-Dakota County Fair, 1870-Dakota County Fair
PEOPLE: Maggie Thompson
FAMILIES: Sally Sinclair Barrows
KAPOSIA: 1850-Life in the Kaposia Camp
OBITS: Iraneis Gammel, Annie Gorman, John Gillis, Mrs. Selah Gossard, Gilby Son
OFFICIALS: C. B. Lowell, H. A. Monser, R. W. Montgomery, P. Hartshorn, Henry Sprague, Josiah Burwell, L. M. Ray, H. J. Taylor, N. N. Thompson, P. Van Auken, D. B. Traux, T. R. Bertin
PEOPLE: W. B. Le Duc, Jennie Labey, W. G. Leduc
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1863-Fire Engine Fund Raiser, Nov. 1863 Council Meeting, Baby left at William Hinkle's, 1887-Injunction, 1863-Dog Licenses
KAPOSIAS: 1859-The Battle of Kaposia, 1842-Kaposia Sioux Attacked
SCHOOLS: General News - 1863-School Statistics, 1895-New School in Eagantown, 1866-Female Seminary. Hastings Schools - 1899-New High School
Contributed by Robin Line:
OBITS: Otte Child, Harriet Gardner
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Arthur Fahey
SCHOOLS: Teachers and Students - Laura Livingston
OBITS: Sumner C. Thurston, Mrs. George A. Thorne, Theodore Thomas
MARRIAGES: Bushman-Smith, Davlon-Shaughnessy, Fries-Horn
PEOPLE: Frank E. Newell, Annis Neilsen and Sarina Neilsen Larson
OBITS: Peter Thompson, William Ryan - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Charles Quinn
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